What is Arts Award?

What is Arts Award?

Grow your talents, explore the arts, be a creative leader and get a qualification!

You can do an Arts Award in any area of the arts, from fashion to poetry, rapping to dancing, sculpture to film and more. You can be the creator or performer of your own work or develop your skills in essential roles like marketing or stage management.

And, you can work towards Arts Award in an arts centre, school, college, theatre or youth club – wherever you take part in the arts. Maybe your organisation is running Arts Award already - ask your arts leader or teacher.

Throughout your Arts Award you will create a portfolio or arts log that shows off your creativity and gives you a recognised qualification awarded by leading exam board Trinity College London. 

What's Arts Award worth?  And what do I actually do?  Here goes

For Arts Award Discover, Explore and Bronze you'll...

  • take part in different arts activities
  • find out about artists and arts organisations
  • experience arts events
  • share your arts skills with others
  • put together a portfolio or log in your own choice of format

And for Silver and Gold you'll also get to...

  • set yourself arts challenges
  • organise your own projects
  • research arts careers and the arts sector

You can find out more by downloading the Arts Award Guide

Ready to go?

You need to work with an Arts Award adviser at an Arts Award centre – check out centres near you on the Arts Award centre map

Or get your arts leader or teacher to train to be an Arts Award adviser – send them to www.artsaward.org.uk

Find out more details about: 

Gold Arts Award  Silver Arts Award  Bronze Arts Award  Arts Award Explore  Arts Award Discover

In England, Trinity runs Arts Award with Arts Council England who support 10 'Bridge' organisations to develop the award across all of the English regions.